Saturday, August 29, 2015

DC Center just had OutWrite book fair, sorry that I missed it!

I must confess that I overlooked a book fair that probably would have been good for me to support, given my three “Do Ask, Do Tell” books (the latest was published in February 2014).
This event was OutWrite LGBT Book Fair at the DC Center  for the LGBT Community,  It was held in the U-street area of Washington DC (the Reeves Center) July 31-Aug. 2, 2015, with most of the book displays on Saturday, August 1, according to the Center website here. The website of the organization "OutWrite" right now does not load. 
Metro Weekly had an account of the 2014 event here.

I learned that this event had taken place when I attended the opening of DC Reel Affirmations last night (see Movies blog).

How did I miss it?  I do look at the DC Center site occasionally (for news about the asylum issue) but simply had overlooked it.  I was busy with my own agenda, getting ready to go to New England to discuss the possible completion of the unfinished film “American Lynching” by the late Gode Davis,
Of course, the book series, why centered or motivated by the original debate over gays in the military, spreads out into many other personal and policy areas, with a generally politically libertarian focus, and tends not to be identified with just one “group” whatever that is.

It’s true, I’m working solo right now, and I am not as keyed in to what is going on at a lot of other organizations (like HRC, Food and Friends, Whitman Walker) as others might think I could be.  I’ve gotte that feedback before.  But that’s the way it has to be right now.
I did attend a similar fair in New York City in March 2012, the Rainbow Book Fair (see that month here).

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